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“Always a sure hit!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Street Cafe

Lake Street Cafe
21 S. Lake St, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020-2104
920-876-2142
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Ranked #4 of 19 Restaurants in Elkhart Lake
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Tinley Park, Illinois
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109 reviews 109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Always a sure hit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Always, always a consistent and outstanding meal. In the past we have had some issues with less-than-excellent wait staff but this year (we ate there 4 times during our stay in town) they knocked it out of the park each time, each a different server. Great place, great food…the specials are interesting and yummy. The wide, varied menu is great. One night you can have an elegant meal, one night pizza and beer, sandwiches, etc. Eclectic menu with great pairings. The wine menu is EXTENSIVE and excellent and cheap. The size pour that you get for the price is phenomenal! Not to miss is the chocolate crème brule and the salads, each different and unique. Great place for couples or for kids, very nice children’s menu. One tip would be to be sure to have reservations and if you want to hear your tablemates, ask for them in the “dining room”. Bar area is incredibly loud.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lindenhurst, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This was the find of our vacation, the only restaurant we went to twice....
Casual dining on one side, more formal on the other. Both are nice.
Service was great both nights. Recommend reservations.
Their sauces on the entrees are really fantastic...

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Outstanding restaurant in a little town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Lake Street Cafe is our favorite restaurant to eat at while on vacation at Elkhart Lake. We ate there 3 out of 5 nights this year. Creative, delicious, fresh entrees. A varied menu with delicious and unusual pizzas, great sandwhiches, and out-standing dinner dishes. The Blackened Red Snapper served over sweet potato hash was delicious. The duck and pork dishewere equally satisfying. Great children's menu with huge portions for the litttle ones. Our service was outstanding. It is the only place I have ever had Chocolate Creme Brulee, which is so good. We had a different waiter/waitress each night and they all were friendly, efficient and thoughtful. Their wines are a generous pour with extremely reasonable prices. We enjoyed the quieter side in the dining room but we have also ate in the bar side several times. The owner is on-site at dinner time to make sure everything is running smoothly, since it is usually ppretty crowded. I would recommend reservations, especially in the summer.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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La Grange Park, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Where's the management here?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

On a Monday night, we got a table for a party of 3, but then waited for an hour and still no food in sight!! We finally had to leave and eat elsewhere. I don't know who was supposed to be running the show that night, but they clearly had other things on their mind besides managing a dinner service. Too bad...

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Signature Elkhart Lake Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We frequent Elkhart Lake several times a year and Lake Street Cafe is our single favorite restaurant. You can't beat the casual, high energy, yet classic atmosphere which is signature Elkhart Lake. I have walked in with shorts in the summer, and sport coat in the winter and have always felt comfortable. On crowded summer weekends service may be just a tad slow, but this has been exception for our family. The food is really good and there is something for everyone, whether you are looking for sandwiches, pizza, or a more comprehensive dining experience. For enophiles, the wine list is pretty extensive as recognized by Wine Spectator, while the prices are ridiculously resonable. I have actually bought wines to take back home. You just don't find restaurants like this in a town of less than 1000 people.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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